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Abundance and diversity of lepidopteran stemborers and their parasitoids on selected wild grasses in Uganda
Surveys were conducted in four agroecological zones in Uganda to catalogue wild host plants of lepidopteran stemborers. Among those sampled, Panicum maximum, Pennisetum purpureum, PennisetumExpand
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Functional response of Orius albidipennis (Hemiptera: Anthocoridae) to Megalurothrips sjostedti (Thysanoptera: Thripidae)
Abstract A locally available anthocorid predator, Orius albidipennis Reuter, was evaluated as a candidate biocontrol agent for Megalurothrips sjostedti Trybom, a major pest of French beans, PhaseolusExpand
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COLLEMBOLA DENSITY AND DIVERSITY ALONG A GRADIENT OF LAND- USE TYPES IN EMBU DISTRICT, EASTERN KENYA
Populations of soil-dwelling Collembola were monitored on a land use gradient ranging from Natural forests to intensively cultivated land during the wet season October-November, 2007 and dry seasonExpand
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Functional response of six indigenous trichogrammatid egg parasitoids (Hymenoptera: Trichogrammatidae) in Kenya: influence of temperature and relative humidity
Abstract Laboratory tests were conducted to evaluate the functional responses of six species/strains of native Kenyan trichogrammatids using the factitious pyralid host, Corcyra cephalonica, underExpand
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Effects of two neem insecticide formulations on the attractiveness, acceptability and suitability of diamondback moth larvae to the parasitoid, Diadegma mollipla (Holmgren) (Hym., Ichneumonidae)
Abstract:  Behavioural responses of female Diadegma mollipla to volatiles from cabbage plants and host‐infested [Plutella xylostella (L.)] cabbage plants sprayed with two neem insecticideExpand
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Species richness and nest dispersion of some tropical meliponine bees (Apidae: Meliponinae) in six habitat types in the Kakamega forest, western Kenya
A study to determine the species richness and spatial distribution of five meliponine bee species in three different habitats in the Kakamega forest was undertaken for the first time. Two forestExpand
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Biology of Sturmiopsis parasitica (Diptera: Tachinidae) and Suitability of Three Cereal Stem Borers (Lepidoptera: Crambidae, Noctuidae) for Its Development
Abstract The development of Sturmiopsis parasitica (Curran) (Diptera: Tachinidae) and levels of parasitism of its hosts, Busseola fusca Fuller, Sesamia calamistis Hampson (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae),Expand
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Effect of constant temperatures on germination, radial growth and virulence of Metarhizium anisopliae to three species of African tephritid fruit flies
The effect of temperatureon conidial germination, mycelial growth, andsusceptibility of adults of three tephritidfruit flies, Ceratitis capitata(Wiedemann), C. fasciventris (Bezzi) andC. cosyraExpand
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The effect of temperature and humidity on the bionomics of six African egg parasitoids (Hymenoptera: Trichogrammatidae).
The life table statistics of six native Kenyan species/strains of Trichogramma and Trichogrammatoidea were established using a factitious host Corcyra cephalonica, Stainton (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae),Expand
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Effects of long-lasting insecticidal nets and zooprophylaxis on mosquito feeding behaviour and density in Mwea, central Kenya.
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES Zooprophylaxis is a strategy that can control malaria by attracting mosquitoes to domestic animals that act as dead-end hosts. The objective of this study was to establish theExpand
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